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Any way we could get some sort of speedometer on the splash screen when BYOND is downloading a game? Showing how fast it's currently downloading (kbps) and how long it estimates the game will take to finish downloading.

Also are the speeds on BYOND servers limited by anything internally in BYOND? or does it just go by how fast the host/player can handle?
It would be much cooler if we could customize the splash screen on our own.
In response to SuperAntx (#1)
Yea I already suggested that, but lummox said it wouldn't really be possible
In response to Falacy (#2)
Falacy wrote:
Yea I already suggested that, but lummox said it wouldn't really be possible
Can you clarify who exactly your quoting there?
In response to Flame Sage (#3)
Flame Sage wrote:
Can you clarify who exactly your quoting there?

http://www.byond.com/developer/forum?id=673325#673312 #5 There
In response to Falacy (#4)
Well, it seems like a simple solution, create the splash screen in a separate rsc file and only download that, then display it.
In response to Flame Sage (#5)
Yea that's what I was thinking, like a separate interface file that's nothing but the splash screen
In response to Flame Sage (#5)
Flame Sage wrote:
Well, it seems like a simple solution, create the splash screen in a separate rsc file and only download that, then display it.

And yet the splash screen is opened before the computer starts downloading anything, so either you would have to cut off some information like: "Error: Can't connect to the game", or you could change the splash screen on the fly.
In response to Flame Sage (#5)
Seconded. I think something as simple as being able to set an image would be great, and just have the loading text remain where it is. Maybe a world variable? Can you specify a resource to download first?